FLORIDA KEYS HISTORY: SPONGE OPERATIONS ON SUGARLOAF KEY, PART 2

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Dr. J. Vining Harris of Key West began experimenting with the cultivation of sponges at his Sugarloaf Key property in 1897. Circa 1901, Harris abandoned his sponges...

ARTIST’S CORNER: ADORNING AN ORNAMENT IS NO EASY TASK

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By William DePaula The end of November is a transition time here in the Florida Keys. Hurricane season is ending and the heat and humidity is not...

UPCOMING KEYS FUNDRAISERS SUPPORT WILDLIFE & ENVIRONMENT

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Hi friends. Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  I had a special treat of whipped cream...

KEY LARGO TREE LIGHTING RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON

By Zack Woltanski In spite of the rainy weather, more than 1.000 locals gathered on Nov. 19 at the Murray Nelson Government Center for the Key Largo Community...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: ALEXANDRA “ALLIE” BRABENEC

Alexandra “Allie” BrabenecMarathon High School, SeniorWeightlifting “Allie has a great attitude, and her presence in the weight room is something people stop to watch.” – HEAD COACH JESSIE...

KEYS SPORTS SCOREBOARDS & SCHEDULE (DEC. 1)

Recapping past week of action for high school sports and looking forward to this week’s slate of games. THE SCOREBOARD TeamSportOpponentDateResultMarathonBoys SoccerCoral Shores11/28L, 5-2Key WestBoys [email protected] Boca Raton11/28W, 2-1Coral...

FLORIDA KEYS HISTORY: SOAKING IN A NEW BUSINESS, PART 1

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The Feb. 23, 1913, edition of the Washington Evening Star reported the cultivation of sponges in the warm, shallow waters of Biscayne Bay, the waters surrounding Sugarloaf...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: BROOKE MANDOZZI

BROOKE MANDOZZICoral Shores, JuniorBasketball, Volleyball Coral Shores’ win over Divine Savior might have ended differently if starting forward Brooke Mandozzi had not been so determined to play in...

KEYS SPORTS SCOREBOARD & SCHEDULES (NOV. 24)

Recapping past week of action for high school sports and looking forward to this week’s slate of games. THE SCOREBOARD TeamSportOpponentDateResultMarathonGirls [email protected]/14L, 60-18Coral ShoresGirls [email protected] Savior11/14W, 41-33Key WestGirls SoccerKeys...

BASKETBALL BEGINS FOR MARATHON, CORAL SHORES

Marathon Marathon’s record is not where the Dolphins were hoping it would be this season, but with their 0-3 start comes valuable learning experiences.  “We are starting a bit...